What are the dangers of a C-section?

Dear Doctor, I’m 27 years old and pregnant with my first child. I’ve heard so many ‘horror’ stories about natural child birth and now I’m thinking of opting for a...

Why Umutoni and Mukahigiro quit their jobs for fashion

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Getting a job is not a walk in the park. In fact, some people graduate with top grades but take years to find employment. But this fear has not held...

Meet Buhura, the kindergarten teacher advocating for eloquence in Kinyarwanda

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Shamira Buhura is a teacher and has been the school principal at Green Hills Nursery School for seven years. The wife and mother of four is also an advocate for...

Why does my baby have difficulty breathing?

Dear Doctor, I recently gave birth to a baby girl. She will be two weeks old on Sunday. However, I’ve noticed her breathing is very heavy, mostly in her sleep....

Turn heads with a one shoulder dress

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Fashion evolves and some trends have a way of making a comeback, like the one shoulder dress, for example. Just one of the many chic trends to add to your...

How Nyamagabe women clipped the fangs of poverty out of their lives

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A trip through the misty valleys and hills of Nyamagabe district in the Southern Province brings you face to face with the realities of a day in the life of...

Meet Nyirampeta, Huye’s inspirational female taxi-moto rider

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She is clad in a blue and green service jacket with white stripes. Her eyes pry around like a hyena on the hunt for its next prey. Within a moment...

I got a miscarriage; will it affect my menstrual cycle?

Dear Doctor, I suffered a miscarriage after a misfortune at home about a month ago and I’m just trying to get back to normal physically and emotionally. The pregnancy was...

Genocide: Women survivors recollect the thorny journey to recovery

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They say time heals, but for 30-year-old Josiane Ishimwe, it is taking longer. Twenty three years later, she is yet to recover from an incident that robbed her of her...

It is still work in progress for Genocide widows – Mukabayire

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For over two years, Valerie Mukabayire has been serving as the president of AVEGA AGAHOZO (Association des Veuves du Génocide Agahozo), a non-government organisation that was established to support widows...

Kwibuka23: Rwandans on the healing journey

Tomorrow will mark the start of the genocide commemoration week, when Rwandans will be honouring the fallen victims that were massacred in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Women Today’s...

What can I do about my painful ovulation?

Dear Doctor, Unlike most women, my menstrual period is not painful. Besides having to change my pad, my period comes and goes without me even noticing. I wish that I...

How Mukantabana’s initiative is healing victims of domestic violence

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A year ago, 32-year-old Francoise Gikundiro’s life was like an empty shell. Her marriage was going down the drain in the face of repeated domestic abuse, but because she didn’t...

Nomugisha on her passion for sexual reproductive health and rights

22-year-old Hellen Nomugisha is the president of African Youth and Adolescent Network on Population and Development (AFIYAN), Rwandan Chapter, a network that brings together all-youth led organisations to implement focus...

How can I solve my daughter’s pimple problem?

Dear Doctor, my daughter is 15 years old but she has a pimple problem that is killing her self-esteem. I have tried soaps and lotions recommended by friends but nothing...

How to get more urban women employed

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There has been boundless sensitisation and effort to strengthen gender equality across the country. One would think that aspects such as stereotypes, misconceptions, and tradition, or anything else that has...

Kalisa on the misconceptions about photography

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Vestine Kalisa, a shareholder and marketing manager of Navity in Black (NIB) photo studio says photography is a tool she chose to help people keep memories for a long time....

Why do I still feel sick after recovering from typhoid?

Dear Doctor, I recently recovered from malaria and typhoid. I am completely done with my medication and the pain is all gone and I am now back at work. However,...

How 21-year-old Umuhoza is changing lives of teenage mothers

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She is in the news not because of her beauty, lifestyle or the crown she won, but her ability to lend a helping hand to other young women.

My dream is to take urology to the next level, says Doctor Florence Ngarambe

At 34 years of age, Florence Umurangwa Ngarambe has a resume many would be envious of. Having graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in general medicine and later, a Master’s in...

Why does my pregnant daughter bleed?

Pregnancy occurs due to equilibrium of the hormones, human chorionic gonadotropin and progesterone. Normally, stopping of menstrual cycles is the first indication of pregnancy which prompts one to undergo tests...

What to wear to a cocktail party: The hard and fast rules

Attending a social soirée should be anything but stressful. A cocktail party should be a time to have fun and enjoy a fancy drink or two. Don’t let what you...

How to plan the perfect kids’ room

If you’re renovating or decorating your child’s bedroom, don’t start work without reading our step-by-step guide to getting the most out of the room.

Empowerment: Why men should ‘walk in women’s shoes’

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Women empowerment isn’t solely the responsibility of only females. The gender equality equation is incomplete without men. The adage ‘to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes’ makes so much...